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[Endo Satematsu, 53, 9-26-42]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Endo Satematsu, 53, 9-26-42]
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942


Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada


2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image

Ink portraits of two men, [Satematsu] Endo and Yasuhiko Susumu, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico on September 26, 1942 and September 25, 1942, respectively. Both drawings have black line borders.
Left portrait of [Satematsu] Endo, age 53, originally from Tokyo, Japan. Endo has short hair, a full goatee and round-rimmed glasses. He is dressed in a jacket with mandarin collar and faces the viewer. Visible from shoulders up.
Right portrait of Yasuhiko Susumu, a 52 year-old laundry worker in San Mateo, California, originally from Fukuoka, Japan. Dressed in a jacket and tie, Susumu looks directly at the viewer. Wavy hair is parted on proper left. Visible from the shoulders up.

Hoshida was one of the seven to nine hundred Japanese Americans in Hawaii who were incarcerated in Justice Department internment camps. He was acutely aware of the importance of recording his experiences through the pen and ink drawings and watercolors he made during his incarceration in five different locations. While Hoshida did not attempt to make any overt commentary on the interment, his drawings and sketches provide a continuous and detailed account of daily activities and his long journey from Hilo, Hawaii, to the desert of Arizona.

Written in black ink on left image, bottom right corner: 9-26-42. Written in black ink to left of left image (In Japanese and English): Tokyoshi Setagayaku 5-2822 / The Honolulu Pharmacy / Cor. King & Liliha St. / Endo [Satematsu] 53. Written in black ink on right image, bottom right corner: 9-25-41. Written in black ink left of right image (In Japanese): Fukuokaken Miyakogun [unreadable] Kentoku / Hokubeigashukoku Kashu San Mateoshi 56 banchi shigai / Sentakugyo Susumu Yasuhiko 52. Written in pencil, top left corner: 145.

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